Project name: Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Sciences
Project overview: The Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Sciences provides a home for the multiple engineering disciplines. As the Institute’s program transitions from engineering technology to engineering and innovation, the building comprises a dynamic environment for multi-disciplinary collaboration among students of biology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and biological engineering.
Project location: Boston, Massachusetts
Firm name: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Project type: Higher Education | Interior Design
Project information: New construction
Jury comments: The Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Sciences was seminal in establishing “place” and creating a single building designed to encourage cross- pollination of areas of study. The connection between the quad and Parker Street reinforces the campus edge while the program elements on display enable curiosity and inclusivity. As the technical anchor of the Colleges of the Fenway, this project bookends the connection between this and the other institutions that call the Fenway home while embodying the ethos of the campus and academic offerings in a highly entrepreneurial setting.
BSA Impact: Environment | Advancing Architecture
Client: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Images/Photographer(s): Albert Vecerka | ESTO
Consultants: Acentec; Atelier ten; BVH Integrated Services; Edward M. King & Associates; Feldman Land Surveyors; Fort Point Associates, Inc.; Gilbane Building Company; Ground Landscape; Howe Engineers, Inc.; Kessler McGuinness & Associates; Lam Partners; McPhail Associates; Nitsch Engineering; Rickes Associates Inc.; RSE Associates; Strategic Enterprise Technology; STV Inc.; Vanderweil Engineers; VHB
AIA Framework for Design Excellence: Integration | Equitable Communities | Water| Economy | Energy | Well-being | Resources | Change | Discovery